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One of the latest high-end jewelry fashion trends is undoubtedly colored stones, and much of it celebrity driven. From Kate Middleton's sapphire engagement ring to Kobe Bryant's 8-carat purple diamond ring gift to his wife, Vanessa, colored stones are all the range among royalty and on the red carpet.
Here is a list of some of the most famous celebrity fancy color diamond jewelry:
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez:
“Bennifer” is sometimes credited for starting the latest colored diamond craze, when Ben proposed to Jennifer in 2002 with a 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring costing $1.2 million USD.
Fast forward a few years and Ms. Lopez received an even larger colored diamond ring, a 14-carat fancy blue solitaire worth over 4 million dollars, given to her by husband Marc Anthony to commemorate their first wedding anniversary.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
You can't pop the question to a star like Mariah Carey without some major bling. Actor, comedian, rapper and “America's Got Talent” host Nick Cannon delivered when he proposed to the pop diva in 2008 with an incredible 7-carat emerald-cut pink diamond ring surrounded by 58 pink diamonds and two halfmoon diamonds flanking the sides.
The American Idol winner's talent manager Brandon Blackstock presented her with a canary yellow engagement ring surrounded by colorless diamonds in 2012. “I'm engaged! I wanted y'all to know! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever” she tweeted to her followers, along with a photo of the special rock.
Fellow American Idol alum Carrie Underwood was also bethrothed with a yellow diamond engagement ring. The 5-carat brilliant-cut sparkler given to her by hockey player husband Mike Fisher is surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds.
Heroes” and “Veronica Mars” star Kristen Bell sported a distinctive 3-carat emerald cut deep peach or brown diamond engagement ring at the 2010 Grammy Awards. This gorgeous piece is accented by small white diamonds and estimated to be worth around $100,000 USD.
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
In July 2003, just days after Kobe was charged with the rape of a 19-year-old employee at a resort he had visited, and about two weeks later, he presented his wife Vanessa with an 8-carat purple diamond ring, reported to be valued at approximately $4 Million USD. The charges were later dropped.
Legendary actress Marilyn Monroe wore the Moon of Baroda, a pear-shaped yellow diamond in a promotional photo for the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, in which she sings “Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend”.
It's hard to keep up with this former Spice Girl's ever-changing hairstyles and fashion sense, and her jewelry collection keeps 'em guessing too. Her pair-shaped fancy yellow diamond ring is so large some bloggers have joked that you can see it from space! When she initially got engaged to her soccer star husband in 1998, she received a simpler, 3-carat, marquise-cut clear diamond ring. These days she sports larger rocks, from huge sapphires to a 7.5-carat emerald-cut yellow Graff diamond, Victoria keeps it colorful.